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Common sunflower

A species of Sunflowers, Also known as Sunflower, Annual sunflower
Botanical name : Helianthus annuus Genus : Sunflowers

Common sunflower, A species of Sunflowers
Also known as:
Sunflower, Annual sunflower
Botanical name: Helianthus annuus
Genus: Sunflowers
Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Description

The common sunflower is recognizable for its bright flower on a very tall stem. It is often grown in gardens. These flowers have been important in culture: they were worshipped by the ancient Inca people, and today, they represent eco-friendly movements. The artist Vincent Van Gogh made a famous series of paintings about common sunflowers. Wild versions of the plant branch out to many flower heads, but domesticated plants typically only have one.
Habitat
Plains
Flower Color
Yellow
Red
Purple
Orange
Brown
Black
Bronze
Leaf Color
Green
Weed risk
Yes
Invasive
Yes
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General Info

Name story

Common sunflower
Generally, most people think that the naming of sunflower is based on the direction of sunrise and sunset. However, this is not the case. Matured sunflower will only face the East and it will not rotate with the direction of the sun. Nevertheless, the misconception of it facing the sun has embedded deeply in people's mind. Hence, it is called common sunflower.

Symbolism

Silent love, admiration, loyalty, long life, good fortune

Usages

Artistic Value
The common sunflower is often the subject of music, poetry and paintings. The most famous painting is Van Gogh's Sunflower.
Environmental Protection Value
It can purify the metal content of the soil.
Garden Use
The bright and beautiful common sunflower is a common annual in sunny home gardens. The tall stalks and large sunny blooms make it a beautiful backdrop to many other low-growing flowers in cottage and prairie/meadow gardens. Beans and squash are good veggies to grow with sunflowers, as they help balance the pH in the soil.
Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
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